BETA FEATURE: VIRTUAL RUNNING

YURIY RYASHKO - 09/30/2020

Great news for runners and triathletes who welcome to add indoor running into their training regimen. Now, they can enjoy indoor reality also in running mode. ‘Augmented Running’ is now available for anyone for free as a beta feature. 

The new season brings fantastic news for lovers of virtual reality training. From October 1, 2020 ROUVY divides in 2 sections: cycling and running. We are excited to bring new updates to the ROUVY AR platform and its technology. Running is now available on all ROUVY AR applications: Windows, Mac, iOS, Apple TV and Android.

 

[Updated start-up screen]

 

Starting October 1st, 

 

- Run-only users will have the opportunity to use ROUVY completely for free (including expired trials) as long as they keep logging run-only activities (once “cycling” is selected, they will be prompted to subscribe)

 

- All paying users will have RUNNING feature included in their subscription and will be able to use both ‘cycle’ and ‘run’ options without any limitations and/or any additional charge.

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

To get a hold of the new feature you will need a running treadmill and some sensors.

 

For the first use the user has to select the preferred profile (cycling or running). This is how the running start screen looks after choosing the discipline.

 

 

Metrics shown in real-time while running:
  • heart rate
  • pace
  • cadence (equals to strides-per-minute) 
  • distance gained

 

Activity statistics and detail based on running metrics:
  • SMP - strides per minute
  • Average Pace
  • Heart Rate Zones

 

*RUNNING POWER (reporting from the footpod) or VIRTUAL RUNNING POWER values are not available at the moment. 

 

ON the course:

runners see the runners only in the terrain (no mixing with the cyclists)

 

Route selection

The list of categories and routes is based on the choice of the preferred discipline profile.

Special ‘running category’ will be highlighted in the running profile. 

 

Routes can be

  • running only
  • cycling only
  • both running & cycling

 

To get you started we launch a couple of running courses. There is much more to come and over time our ambition is to build a run course library on par with our cycling offering. For the moment, runners can run in Spain and UK locations. 

 

BETA limitations

  • Running results will not be displayed on the leaderboards. 
  • Users are not able to create or view an online running race 

 

 

Never minding the limitations It is now possible to run in the augmented mode. So, enjoy and have a great run!

 

[singing] RUN - RUN BABY - RUN RUN - BABY RUN! 

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  • popeye1907 - 12/11/2020
    Ho un domyos T540C tapis roulant...posso connettermi ed utilizzare rouvy? Non mi compare l'elenco dei compatibili.... grazie!!
  • Warp1966 - 11/18/2020
    Tunturi T80 not work.
    • yuriy888 - 11/20/2020
      Pls drop a message to support@rouvy.com to check your setup. Thank you.
      • Warp1966 - 11/21/2020
        Can't send Mails since weeks to rouvey support or help. Seems that my mail address is blocked.
        • yuriy888 - 11/23/2020
          Then contact us on Facebook via messenger https://www.facebook.com/gorouvy
          • Warp1966 - 11/24/2020
            Sorry... I have no FB account
  • coc63 - 11/07/2020
    bonsoir , mon tapis de course sportech ne peut pas se connecter à rouvy , est-il prévu d'étendre la gamme des tapis connectés à ce fournisseur svp ?
    • ROUVY - 11/09/2020
      Bonjour,
      Malheureusement, la connexion au tapis de course n'est pas encore prise en charge. Pour le moment, la seule option possible est le capteur de vitesse à connecter.
      Comme ROUVY Running est en version bêta, nous y travaillons toujours. L'assistance pour tapis de course sera disponible au premier trimestre 2021.
      Merci de votre compréhension et de votre patience.
  • iliaskap - 10/30/2020
    Hi, the inclination profile on routes will be used with smart trendmills in the future to adjust their inclination according ?
    • yuriy888 - 11/04/2020
      Hi, of course!
    • eric.larochelle.921 - 11/02/2020
      Yes, this is what we want! I currently have a one year free registration with iFit, which control the smart treadmill according to planned speed, incline or course incline. It is nice but I would prefer in the future to use and pay only for Rouvy.
      • yuriy888 - 11/04/2020
        Stay tuned. This is on the running product roadmap and an to be worked on. Cheers.
  • mikeball63 - 10/28/2020
    Hi, is the Garmin Dual heart rate sensor compatible or do i still need a foot pod. Thanks
    • yuriy888 - 11/04/2020
      The heart rate monitor should be compatible, but for the running feature, you better have a foot pod.
  • Cutenekko - 10/25/2020
    Tried Beta Running AR app & really like it. Sensor connects & work flawlessly. Great work! My feedback:
    1. Upload routes at popular distances: 5K, 10K, half marathon and full. These would be ideal for time trial / online races in future.
    2. Upload routes from famous marathons to attract more pure runners - Honolulu, Boston, NY, London, Tokyo, Sydney. You could arrange marketing with the race directors to advertise on Rouvy these marathons. Win win.
    3. Agree with briggly75 -- encourage runners to upload their running routes. Japanese runners are big on filming their races. There are many Go Pro vids of the Tokyo Marathon online, for example. Why not do an article on this blog that explains how you film videos for running / cycling routes? That might encourage those of us who want to do it, but are not sure the right way to go about it.
    4. See if you can connect with those 'fun run' organizations. I'm thinking of the beer marathons, the wine marathons (France & Canada). Those fun runs could be advertised on Rouvy. You get marketing $$ and the race directors get larger audiences who are likely to sign up to join the real event. And we get to run virtually in the off season with BYOB.
    Aside: Where I live, we have snow already, so any training outside is a no-go. The AR app and videos on Rouvy help keep us motivated and mentally well. During COVID, it's impossible to travel, but watching the videos from different countries inspires my training. Many thanks.
    • yuriy888 - 11/04/2020
      Thanks for the feedback and ideas. They are to be processed by the product team. Keep training! More routes to come soon.
    • Cutenekko - 10/25/2020
      Adding info: Using Zwift run pod. Garmin Forerunner 735XT. Connected sensors via Bluetooth & ANT. Works flawlessly & connects quickly. I find Rouvy / run pod to be more accurate than my Garmin regarding distance & pace.
      • yuriy888 - 11/04/2020
        Thank you for the report. Great to hear!

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